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Summer Reading Program

Fostering a love of reading and its rewards, the Barnes & Noble Imagination's Destination Summer Reading program is popular with students in first through sixth grades and educators throughout America.

Participation is a fun and easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read any eight books – library books, books borrowed from friends or books bought at Barnes & Noble – write about their favorite part in our Reading Journal, and bring a completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal and collect their free book from a store near them.

In 2014, Imagination’s Destination featured special promotions to encourage young readers to explore their imaginations all summer long. From May 20 to July 14, customers had the opportunity to purchase any two Geronimo or Thea Stilton books and get a Geronimo Stilton Official Junior Reporter Kit for free. From July 15 to September 2, customers could purchase any two books from the bestselling Who Was…? Biography series for kids and get a free deck of Who Was…? playing cards, featuring 54 famous figures and a quiz question about each person.

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